Pablo Allard is Dean at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts at Universidad Del Desarrollo in Concepción and Santiago, Chile and Principal at Allard & Partners architecture, landscape and urban design, Founding Partner at Nueva Via, focused on the development of transportation infrastructure projects, and Board Member at Patagonia Sur, dedicated to conservation and sustainable development in Chilean Patagonia. In partnership with Pritzker awardee Alejandro Aravena, in 1999 Allard co-founded the "Do-Tank" ELEMENTAL focused on applied innovation for social housing and urban design. After the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Chile in 2010, he left ELEMENTAL to serve as National Urban Reconstruction Coordinator at the Chilean Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, leading the recovery master plans of more than 150 Chilean cities and towns.
Along with his academic and professional work, he is the author and editor of several books and papers, columnist for the newspaper "La Tercera", Board member at the Corporation for Infrastructure Policy, the Council for the Santiago Metropolitan Region Resilience Strategy Program and the Santiago Metropolitan Region Smart City Strategic Program, he also served as board member of the National Council for Culture and the Arts, the Presidential Commission for Urban Mobility and the Presidential Commission for the National Urban Development Policy. He taught a course at the Graduate School of Design during the Fall 2018 semester.